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Beaver County greenhouse gas emissions down, EPA says

SHIPPINGPORT — Greenhouse gas emissions from the largest industrial companies in Beaver County were down by 6.8 percent last year, according to data released last week by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The county bucks the rest of the state, which saw a 2.1 percent increase in emissions, according to the EPA. The agency’s Greenhouse Gas Reporting Program collects emissions ...

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Study: EPA carbon rules would save thousands of lives in Illinois and Missouri

A new study concludes that Missouri and Illinois would reap some of the largest public health benefits in the country from rules requiring utilities to cut back on carbon pollution. Researchers at Harvard, Boston and Syracuse universities found the two states could save thousands of lives from 2020 to 2030 if utilities implement carbon control measures at coal plants. Limiting ...

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Carbon capture’s energy penalty problem: Kemp

(John Kemp is a Reuters market analyst. The views expressed are his own) LONDON, Oct 6 (Reuters) – SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Unit #3, the first utility-scale power plant to be fitted with carbon capture and storage (CCS), has produced a surge in media interest since becoming operational this month. But it also illustrates the formidable challenges that must be overcome ...

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Carbon capture technology deployed at Canadian power plant

The world’s largest carbon capture and storage project began today at a Canadian coal-fired power plant, reports Exploration World. The project is expected to reduce the plant’s carbon emissions by up to 90 percent. After 4 years and an overhaul costing $1.21 billion, the carbon capture and storage (CCS) unit has been put in place at the Boundary Dam power ...

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EPA says greenhouse gas releases from wells, pipelines decline

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The U.S. oil and gas sector reduced greenhouse gas emissions from well sites, pipelines and processing facilities last year despite the industry’s continued growth, the Environmental Protection Agency said Tuesday. Use of technology and improvements in hydraulic fracturing techniques in natural gas production led the way, accounting for a 73 percent decrease in methane released by that process since 2011, ...

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Energy quote of the day: A disturbing climate march observation

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Jared Anderson | Breaking Energy Yesterday’s People’s Climate March in New York City drew an estimated 310,000 – 400,000 people, putting it up there with some of the country’s largest historical mass protests. It’s great that so many people are passionate about doing something to address climate change, but it sometimes seems like people are quick to jump behind a ...

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Businesses and investors pressing for green policy

Jonathan Fahey  | Associated Press NEW YORK — Hundreds of corporations, insurance companies and pension funds are calling on world leaders gathering for a U.N. summit on climate change this week to attack the problem by making it more costly for businesses and ordinary people to pollute. The idea, long advocated by policymakers, economists and environmental activists, is that the ...

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China, US, India push world carbon emissions up

Seth Borenstein | Associated Press WASHINGTON — Spurred chiefly by China, the United States and India, the world spewed far more carbon pollution into the air last year than ever before, scientists announced Sunday as world leaders gather to discuss how to reduce heat-trapping gases. The world pumped an estimated 39.8 billion tons (36.1 billion metric tons) of carbon dioxide ...

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Carbon-capture technology works, but cost is still prohibitive

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Hal Bernton | Seattle Times For 14 years, an electric-power plant in Massachusetts used a chemical solvent process to capture carbon dioxide released from the combustion of natural gas. As the U.S. enters a new era of power generation shaped by abundant supplies of natural gas, this carbon-capture technology holds the potential for dramatically lowering emissions from natural gas and ...

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